Director of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford

David Levy has been Director of the Reuters Institute since September 2008.

His work covers the full range of issues around developments in journalism and he has particular interests in public service broadcasting, media regulation and business models, and the interaction between digital technology and media regulation.

His publications include ‘Europe's Digital Revolution: Broadcasting Regulation, the EU and the Nation State’, Routledge 1999/2001, and joint editor with Rasmus Kleis Nielsen of 'The Changing Business of Journalism and its Implications for Democracy' (Reuters Institute 2010) and joint editorship with Nic Newman of the annual Reuters Institute Digital News Report (Reuters Institute 2012-16).

Before joining the Institute he was Controller, Public Policy at the BBC until 2007 where he led the BBC's policy for the last BBC Charter Review and was in charge of public policy & regulation. Prior to his BBC policy role he worked as a journalist, first for the BBC World Service and then for BBC News and Current Affairs; as a radio producer and reporter on File on 4; as a TV reporter on Newsnight, and as Editor of Analysis on Radio 4.

Dr David Levy holds degrees from the Universities of York, LSE and a doctorate in 20th century French history from Nuffield College, Oxford.

Experience

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    Director of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford